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Latin Quotes


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Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. (Ovid)
Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit.
He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow. (Ovid)
Veni, vidi, vici
I came, I saw, I conquered (Julius Caesar)
in loco parentis
in the place of a parent
Capillamentum? Haudquaquam conieci esse!
A wig? I never would have guessed!
Deo volente
God willing
Festina lente
Make haste slowly (Caesar Augustus)
sine qua non
without which not
exempli gratia (e.g.)
for the sake of example
id est (i.e.)
that is
Ars Gratia Artis
Art for the sake of art (motto of MGM studios)
Tempus fugit; carpe diem
Time flies; seize the day
Quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.)
That which was to be demonstrated
O tempora! O mores!
Oh the times! Oh the customs!
Et tu Brute?
You too, Brutus? (Julius Caesar)
Lux et Veritas
Light and Truth (Yale University motto)
Dramatis Personae
the masks of the drama
i.e. the characters in the play
Ipsa scientia potestas est.
Knowledge itself is power. (Sir Francis Bacon)
O praeclarum custodem ovium lupum!
An excellent protector of sheep, the wolf! (Cicero)
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
Rident stolidi verba Latina.
Fools laugh at the Latin language (Ovid)
Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur.
We are more easily led part by part to an understanding of the whole. (Seneca)
semper fidelis
always faithful (Unites States Marine Corps motto)
lapsus linguae
a slip of the tongue
rigor mortis
the stiffness of death
in Deo speramus.
In God we trust.
Uno viso, omnia visa sunt.
Seen one, seen them all.

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